There is a great news from Germany! The ministry of health just released a very progressive draft to regulate medical marihuana like other prescribable narcotics, this means every doctor can prescribe it and patients can buy it in every pharmacy. The proposal includes a provisional arrangement to make it reimbursable and covered by health insurance.
The government has to do anything to prevent a foreseeable court decision, patients are sueing for the right to grow their own medicine.
The ministry of health document also contains the suggestion to establish a cannabis agency according to the UN Single Convention. This agency will run a state monopol on the medical marihuana market and give licenes to companies to grow the cannabis.
For now it’s just a proposal but the outcoming law must be good enough to satisfy the Federal Administrative Court.
More is coming soon!
- German Hemp Association: Cannabis als Medizin soll ein Arzneimittel wie jedes andere werden
- The proposal (German, pdf)